Early start today, up the coast for 07:30am and not too many souls about. First soul was, unfortunately of the 'R' type (think about it!). As I neared Cresswell's north end, with deluded anticipation about 196 and a Little Stint, for example, there was one car in the car park. One car? Another pun! (think about it!). Some bloke standing on the causeway, just where the open water starts, looking all around like some misplaced sentry, his beloved Spaniel running through the reeds close by. R sole! One car! With miles of beach to play with, he chooses the other side of the road.
So onwards and upwards to what is becoming my favourite place - The Pools. And up the big dune to see what the sea had to offer. Good move!
17 Red-throated Divers and a Black-throated too. That's three BTDs in the past few birding days. And far up the beach, a Darctic Skua was over the beach giving the terns a hard time.
From the Oddie, parties of 6, 4 and 3 Little Grebes, nothing outside the hide, and loads of Coots and common ducks on the water too.
Two Greenshank @ Arcot this evening too.